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24.05.22 19:00
Spinnerei Schwelm
Römerstrasse 7
58332 Schwelm
Kulturtreff

Last meeting before the summer break. Join us for a drink and music.

30.6.22 19-22:00
01.07.22 10-13:00
09.07.22 10-13:00
10.07.22 18-21:00
Odyssey Theatre
2055 S Sepulveda Blvd,
Los Angeles,
CA 90025,
USA
Eerie Atlas / A Worn World Los Angeles

After “Just in Time” (Letters to Dance) in 2018, deufert&plischke return to the Odyssey Theatre with The Eerie Atlas – A Worn World.

In their workshops, deufert&plischke offer together with local choreographers a range of experiences like audio walks, somatic practices, writing and choreographic exercises, clothes swaps, and costume ateliers.  Here local communities can exchange memories about clothes, explore movements and collect images and stories. We wear clothes all our lives. They protect us and our bodies, not only against cold and heat. They are loved and thrown away, replaced, gifted, and collected. Clothes carry memories of people and places, define economic conditions, are culturally significant, have historically dictated gender, reflect our manner of thinking about society and … are fun!

more info on the website of the Odyssey Theatre
07.07.22 17-20:00
Goethe Institut Los Angeles
1901 W. 7th Str., Suite A/B  
Los Angeles,
CA 90057
USA
Eerie Atlas / A Worn World Los Angeles

Workshop at the Goethe Institute Los Angeles!

In their workshops, deufert&plischke offer together with local choreographers a range of experiences like audio walks, somatic practices, writing and choreographic exercises, clothes swaps, and costume ateliers.  Here local communities can exchange memories about clothes, explore movements and collect images and stories. We wear clothes all our lives. They protect us and our bodies, not only against cold and heat. They are loved and thrown away, replaced, gifted, and collected. Clothes carry memories of people and places, define economic conditions, are culturally significant, have historically dictated gender, reflect our manner of thinking about society and … are fun!

more info on the website of the Goethe Institute Los Angeles
16.07.22 18:00
Odyssey Theatre
2055 S Sepulveda Blvd,
Los Angeles,
CA 90025,
USA
Ballroom: A Worn World Los Angeles

Diese Performance + Gemeinschaftsball ist die Abschlussveranstaltung des interdisziplinären Projekt The Eerie Atlas – A Worn World. Alle Workshop Teilnehmer und das Publikum sind eingeladen, um zu den Beats eines lokalen DJ tanzend zusammenzukommen, um Kleider zu sehen, berühren, zu tauschen, um sich über Kleidung neu- und anders zu präsentieren.

more info on the website of the Odyssey Theatre
Lab / Atelier / Workshop
01.08.22 13-17:00
02.08.22 10-16:00
03.08.22 13-17:00
04.08.22 10-16:00
05.08.22 18-22:00
06.08.22 12-16:00
09.08.22 14-18:00
10.08.22 11-15:00
11.08.22 13-17:00
12.08.22 15-19:00
Goethe Institut Montreal
1626 boul. St-Laurent,
Suite 100
Montréal, Québec, H2X 2T1
Canada
A Worn World Montreal

Initiated by the German duo deufert&plischke, A Worn World-Le monde que l'on porte addresses the themes of modesty, desire, pleasure and fear expressed through clothing. In close contact with the skin, the sensitive organ they "touch", they are the direct expression of a personal affirmation: they convey our stories, our memories, evoke our cultures and specific places, reflect sociological and economic biases, exalt our feelings of belonging and our resistance. Clothing has the power to address important themes such as self-image, gender identity, coming of age, family.

A Worn World - Le monde que l’on porte focuses on the personal, individual, and emotional movements that arise in the clothes we choose to wear and make them vehicles for social interaction.

For two weeks, the Goethe-Institut Montréal will be transformed into a creative space where you can sew, draw, design, tell stories, reject them and sew them back together: you will be able to participate in various workshops supervised by the artists and/or take advantage of the supervised lab. All the encounters and projects realized during the workshops, will result in an installation and a photographic project, which will culminate in a Ball of the Imaginary, a dance party celebrating this unique experience.

more info on the website of the Goethe Institute Montreal
13.08.22 18:00
Goethe Institut Montreal
1626 boul. St-Laurent,
Suite 100
Montréal, Québec, H2X 2T1
Canada
Ballroom: A Worn World Montreal

On Saturday, August 13th from 6 pm, we are invited to the BALL OF THE IMAGINARY! Dance party, celebration of the end of the experience, exhibition of the meetings and projects realized. Bring your friends, we are expecting you!

more info on the website of the Goethe Institute Montreal

New spaces for a social choreography

Collective weaving as artistic and social practice became the through-line in the work of deufert&plischke.

Kattrin Deufert and Thomas Plischke have always collaborated with others in their 20 years together as artistduo deufert&plischke. From the beginning their performances and interdisciplinary work evolved from a dialogue because of the dual representation. Watching their artistic development, one gets further and further away from the theater stage, the archetypal exhibition space in a museum, urban environments, the singular, genius idea and its excellent outcome or the hierarchy between the creator of art and the audience.

The participatory principle of their work has found new allies – and created its entirely characteristic spaces.

One of those spaces is Spinnerei Schwelm. Close to Wuppertal, and close to the big cities of the Ruhr Area and the Rhineland, deufert&plischke are establishing here a space for experimental art for everyone since the autumn of 2021. At the Spinnerei – a former empty store front with a huge store window, where now red, yellow and blue ball chairs are rolling around and the collectively created display cases are hanging on the walls – consequently many things unite that are typical for their work: Like the invitation to play, for exchange or transparency and the generosity in the creation of a shared space for art that allows fragility and tenderness and where one can confide their secrets, desires and dreams. The Spinnerei is a factual location in the small city of Schwelm. But it is also a concept that takes root elsewhere and starts to engage people.

For the chaos and confusion, and for other people’s involvement courage is needed, say deufert&plischke – without other people nothing can be created. Ultimately the art work is here only the midwife, who assists with the transformative experience. But this assistance is key.

Image from the performance EinSehen by deufert and plischke

The work of deufert&plischke is porous, so there is room for the imagination of the people involved, their ideas and needs. Which requires a whole lot of trust and honesty from everybody. And of deufert&plischke: The willingness to detours, aesthetic compromises and the absolute commitment to the participatory processand that the endeavor will find its form. This way their open-ended projects can fill gaps that appear in the community of a city or village. And deufert&plischke’s artistic approach gets a clear political dimension.

They create their own form of social choreography with their playful system of rules and their open scores. This choreography is open to everyone, with or without experience in the arts, and it takes time. deufert&plischke’s different projects expand between locations and do not seem to find an end.

Image from the performance InsTanzen by deufert and plischke
Image from the performance Durcheinander by deufert and plischke

The patterns are recognizable, but none is like the other.

To accept the loss of control in those works is of social, communal and aesthetic value. But it also makes them complex and unpredictable. No hesitancy facing an uncontrollable world, an uncontrollable space, where the diversity of our society finds its place - don’t we need both right now?

Image from the performance anarchivTANZ by deufert and plischke

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deufert&plischke

spinnerei schwelm:

Artistic direction: 
Kattrin Deufert & Thomas Plischke
Administrative direction:
Nora Liebestreu
Projectcoordination: 
Annika Schneider
Public Relations and Social Media: 
Annika Schneider & Andreas Hermannski
Project dramaturgy:
Lea Gerschwitz
Artistic support and collaboration: 
Karen Zimmermann, Emelie Fend, Andreas Hermannski
Graphics und Design:
Kirsten Rönfeldt & Karen Zimmermann
Translation and dramaturgy:
Barbara Müller - Wittmann

deufert&plischke III Spinnerei Schwelm is supported by DIEHL+RITTER/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, which is funded by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative

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deufert&plischke GbR
Spinnerei Schwelm
Römerstrasse 7
58332 Schwelm

Postanschrift:
Fronhof Strasse 8
58332 Schwelm


Gesellschafter:
Dr. Katrin Deufert
Thomas Plischke


Mail: deufertundplischke@spinnereischwelm.net
Inhaltlich Verantwortlicher gem. § 55 II RStV: Thomas Plischke (Anschrift s.o.)
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